Archive for March, 2012
Hello my lovely readers! Sorry about being away for so long – it’s been over a week! But, I really needed to take some time to refresh and rejuvenate after completing the magazine. Now that I got my much needed “vacation”, I’m ready for lots more interesting posts and recipes. In the spirit of rejuvenation and change, I’ve been thinking about making a few changes to my current lifestyle in order to live healthier. Today, I randomly stumbled upon a new documentary ‘Hungry for Change’ and I just had to share it! It’s available online for free for another two days, so watch it soon. It’s one of the best food-related documentaries since Food Inc. If you loved Food Inc., I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one too!
Hello my lovely readers! I am thrilled to make an exciting announcement to you all today on the “official” first day of spring. The spring issue of Flavour Fiesta Magazine is finally here!
As you may (or may not) know, I’ve been working on this issue for the past few weeks and was trying to wrap up all the finishing touches this week. It’s taken a while, but it’s all worth it!
Here’s a peek of the front cover.
Spring is one of my favourite seasons because it evokes freshness and renewal. After a long drab winter, we can finally enjoy the bright colours of spring!
In this issue, you’ll find not only healthy spring recipes inspired by global cuisine, but you’ll also find tips on making homemade yogurt, decorating Easter eggs and even making DIY face masks. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not turn to page 63 and learn how to make homemade blueberry liqueur? This issue has a little bit of everything and you’re sure to find something that catches your interest.
The most exciting part of the spring issue is that you will “meet” a few of the most talented food bloggers from around the world. This season we have seven amazing guest contributors – each one is an inspirational woman with a passion for food. I hope you enjoy “meeting” and connecting with them! I wanted to thank these lovely ladies for their beautiful contributions and amazing recipes! A big thanks and hug to Nadia from Nature Insider, Manu from Manu’s Menu, Kankana from Sunshine and Smile, Nami from Just One Cookbook, Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen, Callie from Rawxy and Tracey from CheeCha Puffs.
The last two issues have been a wonderful learning experience for me, but I wanted to take things further with this issue. Spring is the season of new beginnings, so it’s only fitting for me to start things with a new perspective. Not only did the magazine receive a “makeover”, but this issue is interactive! Which means more interesting links and videos for you to enjoy. To spot a link, just hover over the pages and you’ll see blue rectangles that will guide you to different links. So enjoy browsing around!
I really hope you enjoy this magazine and I would love to hear from you. What did you like? What do you want to see more of? I look forward to all your suggestions and comments.
To access the magazine, you can either click on the image below or access the magazine through this link.
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If you would like a full-sized pdf copy of the magazine to read or if you’d like to read it on your iPad, the magazine is now available through HP MagCloud in both print and digital versions! The digital version (which you can read on the iPad or your computer) is available for just $2.99. All profits from the sale of the magazine will go to the Toronto Daily Food Bank, so please support a great cause! Click here to go to HP MagCloud.
Note: The print version is available as well on HP MagCloud, but I prefer the digital – it’s more green!
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed a little spring weather.
Today’s post is extra-special for me because a) it’s my blog’s birthday! (FF is one today!) and b) the spring issue of Flavour Fiesta magazine is almost done and I wanted to give everyone a little sneak peek into it.
I made these rich and creamy chocolate cups for the magazine which turned out to be amazing and just had to share them today for my blog’s birthday. Chocolate + dried coconut + coconut milk + mango = instant bliss! Read on for more…
Hello hello! What plans do you have for the weekend? I’m working on the magazine this weekend (trying to finish the design), so I can start planning my photo shoots next week. Busy times ahead… So I wanted to make something quick and easy to start my day on the right foot. Here’s an anti-oxidant packed smoothie with an Indian twist. It’s got chai tea (who doesn’t love that!), cocoa powder for more anti-oxidants, chia seeds for fibre, probiotic yogurt, raw honey and my favourite ingredient – frozen bananas. Fibre…check! Fruit..check! Protein…check! And the taste…delicious!